GE90 Engines Exceed 1,000,000 Flight Hours
EVENDALE, OHIO - GE90 engines have realized a major landmark, having accumulated more than 1,000,000 flight hours since entry into service on a Boeing 777-200 aircraft in November 1995.
Furthermore, based on its current flight rate of 40,000 hours per month, the engines are expected to surpass 2,000,000 flight hours by early next year.
GE90 engines currently power the 777 aircraft of British Air, China Southern, Lauda, Air France, Kuwait, Saudi Arabian, Continental, and Aeroflot, which are collectively logging more than 10,000 flights per month, including approximately 1,900 ETOPS (extended twin operations) flights over both the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. In addition, Varig, Mid East Jet, and Saudi Oger Ltd. have GE90-powered 777s on order. Yet another customer, International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), which owns seven GE90-powered 777s and has nine more on order, actually operates no aircraft but leases them to airlines.
GE will introduce its newest GE90, the -94B, on the Boeing 777-200ER scheduled to enter service with launch customer Air France in November of this year.
Meanwhile, GE will continue its aggressive development of its low-risk, growth-derivative GE90-115B, selected by Boeing as the exclusive powerplant for the 777-X aircraft, with entry into service targeted for September 2003.